Susan Holmes, Managing Director of Bookreps NZ Ltd who are the importers of the book, said the printers, freight companies and the New Zealand based staff at distributor PDL all played a major part. Susan has been in the publishing game for many years and believes this could be close to a record to have a book on sale less than 2 weeks after an overseas event. ‘It was a total team effort and one I am very proud of.’
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
William and Catherine: Their Lives, Their Wedding’
The eagerly awaited book ‘William and Catherine: Their Lives, Their Wedding’ by Andrew Morton will amazingly be in stores across New Zealand by 12th May – only 12 days after the wedding.
This is a remarkable publishing achievement considering the book is 224 pages and contains more than 150 colour photos.
Author Andrew Morton completed the text for the book’s final chapter on the day of the wedding. UK based publishing house Michael O’Mara had a team working behind the scenes and they were selecting the photographs for the jacket plus inside pages just 100 minutes after the couple kissed.
Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cornwall will hopefully be visiting New Zealand this year for their much publicised private visit to attend the Rugby World Cup.